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Belt Driven Pump on a 1998 Dodge RAM?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by kvncot, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. kvncot

    kvncot Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 4

    Has anyone tried to mount a belt driven Fisher Pump on a 1998 Dodge RAM? I have a setup that came out of a 1994 318. I thought it would fit in my truck but the bracket that mounts to the altenator does not fit on my 1998 360. Does anyone know of a place where I can find a mounting bracket or an alternative mounting setup outside of switching over to an electric pump? :nod:
     
  2. 2low4nh

    2low4nh Member
    from NH
    Messages: 61

    i have a belt driven on my cummins it works great. the bracket mounts over the top of the altenator. i think its homemade. pretty simple brcket too.
     
  3. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    My 1997 Dodge has a motor driven pump. It"s a 360 motor. It is made by fisher.You should check the fisher site.You might be able to still get one from them.
     
  4. kvncot

    kvncot Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 4

    Thanks guys. The altenator bracket that I have does not allow for the pump to sit low enough in the engine bay to clear the various pulleys with the v-belt. I was able to fabricate an extension out of angle iron and it gave me the clearance I needed. I also had to have the fan shimmed 1/4". I will have to post some pics when I get a chance.
     
  5. kvncot

    kvncot Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 4

    Pump bracket modification

    It took me a while to get this pic out here but here is the extension arm I made out of angle iron. It bolts onto the altenator bracket and allows the pump end to sit lower in the engine bay. I was then able to get a belt on without having to worry about it hitting anything.:mechanic:

    DSCF0406.jpg
     
  6. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    Looks good. That's about where the pump sits on my truck. How"s it working for you?
     
  7. kvncot

    kvncot Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 4

    Thanks. I was a little concerned that I would not be able to tension it enough or that I would have to adjust it through out the winter. I haven't had to maintain anything all winter and it plowed without an issue.
     
  8. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361